A Winter Delight
Rovaniemi is a gateway to the enigmatic Arctic and there are plenty of opportunities for you to cross the Arctic Circle line around the city.
Most will agree that snow gives everything a dusting of enchantment and as Rovaniemi enjoys a covering for around 6 months of the year, you can imagine what a winter wonderland this city truly becomes and why it’s the official hometown of Santa Claus.
From Ice Cabins to ice bars, the people here certainly know how to make the most of the materials around them. Don’t worry though, there are plenty of places to keep warm!
Many know Rovaniemi as a great viewing area for the Northern Lights but our local experts will tell you that the darker the skies the better so you need to be out of the city. The Apukka Resort and the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge are both just a short distance away but take you further into the Arctic and away from light pollution. We’ve created holidays specifically designed to give you the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Let our local experts guide you through darker skies via Snowtrain, snowmobiling, husky sledding and even reindeer safaris.